Month: July 2012

Vegetarian Recipe: Kung Pao Soy Meat

The vegetarian recipe for Kung Pao Soy Meat: servings – 4 Ingredients 20 textured vegetable protein/TVP cubes (soak in water until soft) 3 dried chilies (remove the stems and cut into sections) 1 green bell pepper (dice) 1 tomato (dice) adequate amount wheat flour Seasonings 1 tsp rice vinegar 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp soy sauce Method Coat TVP cubes in wheat flour, fry until golden brown, remove, drain and set aside. In some remaining frying oil, saute dried chilies until fragrant. Add green bell pepper and tomato; stir well. Add rice vinegar, salt and soy sauce; stir well again. Add fried...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Black Peppery Green Beans

The vegetarian recipe for Black Peppery Green Beans: servings – 2 Ingredients 12 green beans (cut in half) 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1/2 tsp water Seasonings 1/2 tsp salt ground black pepper to taste Method Heat oil and briefly saute green beans. Add water, cover and simmer for 5 seconds. Add salt and ground black pepper and stir well. Dish out and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Coral Grass Dessert

The vegetarian recipe for Coral Grass Dessert: servings – 2 Ingredients 1/2 cup coral grass/sea bird’s nest (soak in water until soft, wash and cut into sections) 2 cups water rock sugar or sugar to taste Method Place rock sugar and water in a pot and cook until the sugar dissolves. Add coral grass and cook for another 5 minutes....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Fried Bitter Gourds

The vegetarian recipe for Fried Bitter Gourds: servings – 4 Ingredients 2 baby bitter gourds (cut into wide strips and remove the cores) 1/2 cup self-rising flour 1 tbsp wheat flour 1/2 tsp salt Method Combine self-rising flour, wheat flour, salt and adequate water; stir to form a smooth batter. Coat the bitter gourds in the batter and fry until golden brown. Remove and drain. May serve with Vegetarian...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Cucumber With Fennel Appetizer

The vegetarian recipe for Cucumber With Fennel Appetizer: servings – 6 to 8 Ingredients 1 kg baby cucumbers (wash, cut into quarters lengthwise and remove the cores) 1/2 cup chopped fennel leaves 1/2 cup cool boiled water Seasonings 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup sugar 1 tbsp salt Method Mix cucumbers with salt and marinate for 10 minutes. Add sugar and marinate for another 10 minutes. Sprinkle fennel leaves on top, mix well and transfer to a glass jar. Combine balsamic vinegar and water and pour it into the jar. Keep in the refrigerator for 2 days before...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Bell Pepper Tartlets

The vegetarian recipe for Bell Pepper Tartlets: 10 tartlets Dough Cups 1 1/4 cup wheat flour 1/2 tsp instant dry yeast 1/8 tsp salt 1/8 tsp sugar 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1/4 cup water Combine all the ingredients and knead the dough until smooth. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin. Cut into 10 4-inch squares. Place the dough squares in the greased holes of a muffin tray and set aside. Filling 1/2 red bell pepper (dice) 1/2 green bell pepper (dice) 32 g or 2 portions soft cheese – suitable for vegetarians (mash) 1/4 cup evaporated milk...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Stir-Fried Mini Rice Flour Cakes

The vegetarian recipe for Stir-Fried Mini Rice Flour Cakes: servings – 2 Ingredients 1 cup rice flour 1 1/4 cup water 6 shiitake mushrooms (soak in water until tender, remove hard ends and finely chop) 3 bird’s eye chilies (dice) 2 tbsp vegetable oil Seasonings 1 tsp soy bean paste soy sauce to taste Method Combine rice flour and water, stir evenly, steam for 20 minutes, cool, cut into small cubes and set aside. Heat oil, stir-fry shiitake mushrooms, bird’s eye chilies and soy bean paste until fragrant. Add rice flour cubes and stir to mix well. Sprinkle soy...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Potatoes With Mixed Spices

The vegetarian recipe for Potatoes with Mixed Spices: servings – 3 Ingredients 3 potatoes (peel, cut into cubes and steam until tender) 1 tsp mixed spices 1 1/2 cup water Seasonings 3 tbsp tomato sauce 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar Method Heat oil and saute mixed spices plus chili powder until fragrant. Add water, potatoes, tomato sauce, salt and sugar. Stir evenly, cook until boiling and remove. May serve with Wholemeal...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Lily Bud and Tomato Soup

The vegetarian recipe for Lily Bud and Tomato Soup: servings – 2 Ingredients 30 dried lily buds 黄花菜/金针菜 huang hua cai/jin zhen cai (soak in water till tender and remove the hard ends) 2 tomatoes (cut into chunks) 4 slices ginger (cut into thin strips, pan-fry until golden brown and set aside) 4 cups water Seasonings 1/2 tsp salt Method Place lily buds, tomatoes, water and salt in a pot and cook for 15 minutes. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with fried ginger strips....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Long Bean Rice

The vegetarian recipe for Long Bean Rice: servings – 3 Ingredients 2 cups cooked rice 6 long beans (trim the ends and slice) 1/2 cup soya mince Seasonings 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp soy sauce 1/4 tsp ground black pepper Method Heat oil, saute soya mince until fragrant, remove and set aside. In the pan, briefly saute long beans. Add rice, salt, soy sauce and ground black pepper; stir evenly. Add fried soya mince, mix evenly and stir-fry until fragrant. Dish out and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Sweet Potato Leaf Curry

The vegetarian recipe for Sweet Potato Leaf Curry: servings – 5 Ingredients 500 g sweet potato leaves (wash and drain) 1 cup coconut milk 3 tbsp vegetable oil 1 cup water Seasonings 2 tbsp curry powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 tbsp soy sauce Method Heat oil and saute curry powder over low heat until fragrant. Add sweet potato leaves and briefly saute over high heat. Cover the pan and simmer for 15 seconds. Add coconut milk, soy sauce, salt and water. Stir evenly and cook over medium heat for another 1 minute....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Stir-Fried King Oyster Mushroom Strips with Sesame Oil

The vegetarian recipe for Stir-Fried King Oyster Mushrooms with Sesame Oil: servings – 4 Ingredients 400 g king oyster mushrooms (remove hard ends, wash and cut into thin strips) 5 slices ginger (cut into thin strips) 2 tbsp vegetable oil Seasonings 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes Method Heat oil, stir-fry ginger strips until golden brown, remove and keep aside. In the remaining frying oil, add sesame oil, king oyster mushrooms, salt and nutritional yeast flakes. Stir-fry over medium heat for about 3 minutes or until the mushrooms turn tender. Dish out, garnish...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Tomato Cup Salad

The vegetarian recipe for Tomato Cup Salad: servings – 2 Ingredients 4 tomatoes (cut the tops off; scoop out the pulp, place it in a mixing bowl and set the tomato shells aside) 1/2 cucumber (dice) 2 slices cheese – suitable for vegetarians (finely chop) Seasonings 2 tbsp tomato sauce Method In the mixing bowl, mix tomato pulp with cucumber, cheese and tomato sauce. Stuff the above filling into the tomato shells....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Radish Slices and Kelp Braised in Balsamic Vinegar

The vegetarian recipe for Radish Slices and Kelp Braised in Balsamic Vinegar: servings – 4 Ingredients 250 g radish (slice) 1 piece kelp (soak in water until soft and cut into strips) 8 slices ginger (pound) 5 cups water Seasonings 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup brown sugar Method Heat oil, briefly saute ginger until fragrant and place it in a pot. Add radish slices, kelp, water and balsamic vinegar. Braise over low heat for about 1/2 hour. Add brown sugar and cook until it dissolves....

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Vegetarian Recipe: Crispy Bamboo Pith Rolls Filled With Taro Paste

The Vegetarian Recipe for Crispy Bamboo Pith Rolls Filled With Taro Paste: servings – 20 bamboo pith rolls Ingredients 10 pieces bamboo pith (soak in water until soft, gently squeeze out excess water, remove the hard ends and cut in half lengthwise) 1 cup taro cubes (steam until tender and mash) some wheat flour (mix with some water and stir to form an adhesive paste) Seasonings 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp white pepper powder Method Combine mashed taro, salt and white pepper powder. Evenly spread the taro paste onto one end of the bamboo pith pieces, roll up and seal the...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Mushroom Gratin With Cheese

The vegetarian recipe for Mushroom Gratin With Cheese: servings – 2 Ingredients 1 can button mushrooms (slice) 3 portions or 48 g soft cheese – suitable for vegetarians (mash) 3 tbsp tapioca starch 1/3 cup evaporated milk 1/3 cup water Seasonings 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground black pepper Method Combine water, evaporated milk, salt, ground black pepper, soft cheese and tapioca starch; stir to form a smooth batter. Heat oil, briefly saute button mushrooms and place in two small baking dishes. Fill the dishes with the batter. Bake at 160°C for about 25 minutes. Remove and...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Stir-Fried Salted Chinese Noodles With Shiitake Mushrooms and Carrot

The vegetarian recipe for Stir-Fried Salted Chinese Noodles (Misua) With Shiitake Mushrooms and Carrot: servings – 2 Ingredients 250 g salted Chinese Noodles/Misua (cook in boiling water until tender, remove, briefly soak in cold water and drain) 8 shiitake mushrooms (soak in water until soft, remove the stems and cut into fine strips) 1/2 carrot (cut into fine strips) 1 stalk coriander leaves (cut into small sections) 1/4 cup vegetable oil Seasonings 1/2 tsp salt Method Heat oil, stir-fry shiitake mushrooms and carrot until fragrant. Add salt and salted Chinese noodles; stir-fry over medium heat until well mixed. Dish out,...

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Vegetarian Recipe: Blanched Asparagus With Grape Seed Oil and Lemon Juice

The vegetarian recipe for Blanched Asparagus With Grape Seed Oil and Lemon Juice: servings – 2 Ingredients 10 spears asparagus (trim and cut in half) 2 tsp grape seed oil 1/2 tbsp lemon juice salt to taste ground black pepper to taste Method Blanch asparagus spears in boiling water, remove, drain and set on a plate. Sprinkle over with grape seed oil, lemon juice, salt and ground black pepper....

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